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Competitive products, well-trained employees, male-oriented environment

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Current Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  West Chester, PA
Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in West Chester, PA

I have been working at Synthes full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Fair- to- very good products
- Leader in trauma segment of orthopedic products
- Their training programs for employees and surgeons are well designed and executed

Cons

- Typical 'sales force driven' business strategies; not much of innovation happening there
- Very 'male dominant' management teams

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be innovative....!

Now that you are under the JnJ umbrella, it would be interesting to see how the DePuy-Synthes marriage plays out...!

Other Reviews for Synthes

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    Leading OEM, but a changing culture after the J&J merger

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at Synthes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredibly interesting medical device design and development.
    Directly benefits the health and wellness of hundreds of thousands of patients every year.
    Large profit margins allow for freedom and flexibility in the design process.

    Cons

    A flat organization with little opportunity for promotion within a technical or management track.
    Incredibly lean product development environment with too many projects per engineer.
    Very conservative (and slow) approach to quality systems and their new product development system.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Worked like a dog

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Synthes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co workers, great pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Untrustworthy management. Was lied to for years. No personal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These reps sacrifice their marriages and family for this job, you should at least respect them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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